5 December 2007
All girls have the right to an education
This right is essential not only for girls to grow and learn, but also so that they are able to be independent and make their own choices in their lives.
Schools are not just places to learn and realize potential - some are also places of fear and violence. Some girls face violence at school at the hands of teachers, school staff or other students.
Violence stops girls going to school. Girls must be able to pursue their education in an environment which is:
Join forces in the global call for violence-free schools for girls. You have the power to make schools safe for girls!
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